Sippy Cups Are Not for Chardonnay: And Other Things I Had to Learn as a New Mom

Sippy Cups Are Not for Chardonnay: And Other Things I Had to Learn as a New Mom

by Stefanie Wilder-Taylor
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Sippy Cups Are Not for Chardonnay: And Other Things I Had to Learn as a New Mom by Stefanie Wilder-Taylor

The moment the second line on the pee stick turns pink, women discover they've entered a world of parenting experts.

Friends, family, colleagues, the UPS delivery guy -- suddenly everybody is a trove of advice, much of it contradictory and confusing. With dire warnings of what will happen if baby is fed on demand and even direr warnings of what will happen if he isn't, not to mention hordes of militant "lactivists," cosleeping advocates, and books on what to worry about next, modern parenthood can seem like a minefield.

In busy Mom-friendly short essays, Sippy Cups Are Not for Chardonnay delivers the empathetic straight dirt on parenting, tackling everything from Mommy&Me classes ("Your baby doesn't need to be making friends at three months old -- you do! But not with people you'll meet at Mommy&Me") to attachment parenting ("If you're holding your baby 24/7, that's not a baby, that's a tumor"). Stefanie Wilder-Taylor combines practical tips with sidesplitting humor and refreshing honesty, assuring women that they can be good mothers and responsibly make their own choices. A witty and welcome antidote to trendy parenting texts and scarifying case studies, Sippy Cups Are Not for Chardonnay provides genuine support, encouragement, and indispensable common-sense advice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416940838
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication date: 04/01/2006
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 488,866
File size: 675 KB

About the Author

Stefanie Wilder-Taylor is the author of Sippy Cups Are Not for Chardonnay and Naptime Is the New Happy Hour. She has written and produced more than thirty television sketch, clip, and variety shows, and been featured on the Today show, Oprah, Dr. Phil, Larry King Live, The Dr. Oz Show, and the award-winning PBS show Real Savvy Moms. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three young daughters. Visit her website at StefanieWilderTaylor.com.

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Sippy Cups Are Not for Chardonnay: And Other Things I Had to Learn as a New Mom 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
candleofthought More than 1 year ago
I thought for sure I would love this book. And actually I really want to love this book because Stefanie is so funny, crass and down to earth. Not to mention it got some really great reviews. Almost every page made me actually laugh out loud hysterically. MY problem with this book is I really don't like the way she handled the breastfeeding and doula chapter. Which was chapter 2 I believe, kind of jaded the whole thing for me. "whether you breastfeed or not, you need to be prepared to encounter the Tit Terrorists" or "If you are going to breastfeed, take lesson from experienced folk:You and your baby should work out a 'safe' word to deal with this kind of self imposed pain" And other things like "If you want to stop breastfeeding you must never call the LLL, they keep you on the line for a creepy amount of time and you almost think they are trying to trace the call to dispatch a lactation consultant right over" That said, if it wasn't for that chapter I would absolutely LOVE this book and give it to all my pregnant friends. I don't have anything against people who choose formula but, I just don't think something that portrays breastfeeding so inaccurately and negatively is something I would give to a first time mama.
eemowrer More than 1 year ago
This was an awesome book. I am newly pregnant and truthfully was getting sick of information overload from pregnancy books. Stefanie is so witty and funny and really tells you straight. Obviously I haven't gone through childbirth yet, but I'm actually looking forward to it. She made it more funny and less intimidating. Even if you're not pregnant, have no intentions of becoming a parent, or have been a parent for years, this is a great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must-read for all new moms! The honesty is refreshing and most new mother's will related to what the author is going through.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's a great reminder to new moms that you should trust your instincts with your baby and not always give in to the hype of the latest baby-fad and all the whackadoos out there who think they know your baby. Remember who you are and trust your instincts!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book made me giggle out loud multiple times. I enjoyed it. I'd say this book is for people with a good sense of humor and people that enjoy sarcasm. She tells many stories of real life events and how she handled them. I'd recommend it.
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One of the best books i have ever read . Stefanie puts into words what so many new moms like me are hoping are true facts. I love her sense of humor and found it very refreshing to read about another woman's journey into motherhood who doesn't take life too seriously. I was actually disappointed toward the end because i wanted it to keep going! I immediately purchased her next book regarding toddlers.
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A funny read for new moms.
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lamb5674 More than 1 year ago
i thought it was absoulutely hiliarious! it was all about stuff that you wish you really could do when you have kids, but you know you never would. i just sat there and read it and laughed out loud! This isn't an advice book, just a fun to read and relate book!
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